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Trump's deals with Saudi Arabia will fuel the war in Yemen

The arms deals should not be viewed in isolation, they will make an unstable region even more dangerous, Andrew Smith writes.

Filed in: Saudi Arabia United States

How can Saudi Arabia be elected to a UN women’s rights commission?

It’s no joke that the country could even be considered for a position to uphold women’s rights, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Saudi Arabia Women

Human rights in the Yemeni Civil War: a word with Radhya Almutawakel

The Yemeni human rights defender talks to Lydia Noon about Britain’s arms deals, drones and gender discrimination during the war.

Filed in: Yemen

Why I write for New Internationalist

Editors looking for ‘sexy’ subjects today overlook tomorrow’s news, writes Karlos Zurutuza.

Filed in: Syria

Everybody's target

He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit. By Erin Kilbride.

Filed in: Syria

Israel: Calls to stop demolitions intensify after teacher's death

Is Benjamin Netanyahu using the destruction of Arab homes and villages as a distraction from corruption claims? Noreen Sadik reports.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

Helping Syrian child refugees overcome trauma through theatre

In exile for her dislike of the Assad regime, Syrian actor Raghad Makhlouf decided to help distressed young refugees with acting workshops. By Jameela Freitas.

Filed in: Syria

Under darkness, Gazans mark a new year

Lydia Noon speaks to residents suffering Israel’s decade-long blockade.

Filed in: Palestine

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

Filed in: Israel Middle East Palestine

A word with Naseema Assada

Lydia Noon talks to the Saudi women’s rights activist about guardianship, Twitter hashtags, and suing the government.

Filed in: Human Rights Saudi Arabia Women

A turning point for Kurds across the Middle East

Kurds find themselves in the eye of a fast paced and changing storm in the Middle East. Karlos Zurutuza interviews Riza Altun.

Filed in: Iraq Turkey

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